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No More ‘Mr.’ Potato Head, Toy Now ‘Gender Neutral’

The classic toy brand “Mr. Potato Head” is getting a new “gender-neutral” name

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Political correctness and cancel culture strikes again, and this time it’s in the toy industry. One of the most famous and well-known toys, “Mr. Potato Head” will soon simply just be “Potato Head.” As part of the toy company Hasbro’s rebranding being released this fall, the “new Potato Head playset” will “let kids create their own type of families including two moms or two dads.”

In a comical defense of the situation, editor in chief of the toy review site The Toy Insider Ali Mierzejewski said, “it’s a potato…But kids like to see themselves in the toys they are playing with.” Mierzejewski hopes dropping the “Mr.” from its name will encourage other companies to stop assigning genders to its toys. “It’s setting a new standard,” said Mierzejewski.

If a child saw themselves in a potato, there may be deeper issues. Nonetheless, “many toymakers have been updating their classic brands in recent years, hoping to relate to today’s kids and reflect more modern families” reports the Associated Press.

“GLAAD, an LGBTQ advocacy group, applauded the genderless toy potato” reports AP. “A genderless toy potato” most certainly is not a sentence we could have ever thought we would be writing about, but here we are. “Hasbro is helping kids to simply see toys as toys, which encourages them to be their authentic selves outside of the pressures of traditional gender norms,” said Rich Ferraro, GLAAD’s chief communications officer, in a statement.

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5 Comments

  1. candlou

    February 25, 2021 at 8:23 pm

    Where will it end ??

    • Marian

      February 26, 2021 at 9:56 am

      We love you Leo. We really needed you 2.0

  2. Deb Mitchell

    February 26, 2021 at 9:47 am

    I am deeply saddened learning that “Mr potato Head” is now included and targeted in the cancel culture of our government. The Biden administration is continuing the OBama destruction of our country!! Beware America…..God will not sit back in silence for long and I pray His mercy on us all.

  3. Lisa Bell

    February 26, 2021 at 10:17 am

    When I go back to memory lane, my childhood. I did not enjoy “Mr. Potato Head”, I was board playing that game. The pieces were always getting lost. The overall concept of putting feature on a potato, did not appeal to me, anyway. STOP BUYING HASBRO TOYS!

  4. H. Jones

    March 10, 2021 at 10:38 am

    I wished everybody would see what a terrible oppression all this is: the gender crap, the racism which is kept on a constant lifeline by the left. It is based on the Marxist lie that everything good about society is all a form of oppression. Every time anyone promotes cultural Marxism, they use the same line claiming it is about freeing people from oppression. They revere Marx who let 4 of his children die from starvation because he refused to work a single day in his life; but he was not shy to take money from his friend Engels which came from the Engels family’s factory income! This is what we are supposed to embrace?

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Real estate websites Redfin, Realtor.com will no longer display crime data ‘due to racial bias concerns’

The woke culture is not only a facilitator for crime, but it also protects criminals and endangers citizens

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The woke culture is not only a facilitator for crime, but it also protects criminals and endangers citizens. Two popular homebuying websites, Zillow and Redfin, are the latest companies to kowtow to a weak and sensitive culture.

Redfin and Realtor.com both “put forth announcements on the same day back in December that their sites will no longer display or gather any crime data for the neighborhoods covered within them due to racial bias concerns” reports Steadfastandloyal.com.

In a blog post, CEO of Realtor.com David Doctorow wrote the company is attempting to “break down those hurdles” of discrimination in homeownership. “For example, earlier this month, we removed the crime map layer from all search results on Realtor.com to rethink the safety information we share on Realtor.com and how we can best integrate it as part of a consumer’s home search experience,” stated Doctorow.

“In the weeks and months ahead, we plan to examine closely what neighborhood safety means for buyers and renters who use our site so we can reimagine how we integrate safety data on Realtor.com. Our goal is to ensure we are providing consumers with the most valuable, fair and accurate neighborhood data so they can make informed decisions about where they want to rent or purchase their next home,” added Doctorow.

In a blog post on the same day, the chief growth officer for Redfin, Christian Taubman, wrote Redfin was entirely aware that people want to know “whether they’ll feel safe in a given home or neighborhood,” but “the data available don’t allow us to speak accurately to that question, and given the long history of redlining and racist housing covenants in the United States there’s too great a risk of this inaccuracy reinforcing racial bias.”

“We believe that Redfin–and all real estate sites–should not show neighborhood crime data,” Taubman stated.

Taubman went on to inaccuracies of crime reporting as an excuse for not adding the information to its website. “In the 2019 survey, people reporting crimes were more likely to describe their offender as young, male, and Black than would be expected given the representation of those groups in the population,” he said.

Taubman concluded, “in this case we’re confident that the crime data that are available today ought not to be on Redfin or any other real estate site.”

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Chicago 911 Dispatcher says ‘All Hell Has Broken Loose’ Crime is ‘Nonstop’

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The liberal run city of Chicago is in a downward spiral suffocated by crime. Few understand what is happening better than 911 dispatchers who have the impossible task of listening to people suffer through crimes, yet unable to help them due to liberal policies creating a violent crime epidemic and police shortage.

Keith Thornton posted a video to Facebook last week saying Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is “a disgrace.” Thornton took it upon himself to warn citizens about which Chicago police district is unavailable due to the staffing shortages.

In an interview with Fox & Friends Thornton said that “all hell has broken loose” in Chicago while local officials have failed to act. “It’s been shenanigans, and it’s just nonstop, day after day. It doesn’t matter if it’s morning time, evening time, whatever –at all hours of the day, there is a massive amount of crime taking place within the city of Chicago.”

“When I’m getting text messages from officers telling me that they’re scared and afraid for their safety because they’re working by themselves, and then the beat next to them would normally back them up, they’re not even there because the cars are down. That’s a problem. It’s a safety concern” Thornton said in an interview with Chicago’s WLS-TV.

Chicago Police Department data shows homicides, shootings, thefts and criminal sexual assaults are all up drastically compared to last year. Lightfoot has not only been a proponent of defunding the police, she also behaved viciously towards law enforcement.

After Chicago Police Officer Ella French was killed during a routine traffic stop, Lightfoot blamed “guns and the violence they bring” for her death. When Lightfoot visited French’s partner who was wounded and fighting for his life at the time at the hospital, dozens of officers at the hospital turned their back on the mayor.

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